On 9 September 2009, the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance foundation (ANQA) organized a meeting with the representatives of the state universities to discuss the mechanisms, as well as drafts of quality assurance standards and procedures developed by ANQA. The fundamental approaches that ANQA has developed for promoting quality evaluation and accreditation were presented during the meeting. The HEIs representatives approved these approaches and made several comments and suggestions.
Due to the initiative of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Poland Ashot Galoyan, strong ties between the Armenian and Polish tertiary education quality assurance agencies are established.
Muzio M. Gola, the Vice rector for Quality, Evaluation and Accreditation of Polytechnic of Torino was the guest of ANQA. The guest presented the international and Italian experience of quality assurance, but he noticed that in this area the Nederland had the best practice. According to Muzio M. Gola, the best way of quality assurance and evaluation in national level is the localization, adaptation and application of good practices of European countries.
ANQA carries on meetings with the representatives in the field. On 17 July, the director of National Centre for Vocational Education and Training Enhancement, Mr. Samvel Pipoyan was invited to ANQA. He presented the main directions of the VET reforms at the implementation of which the activity of their centre is aimed. These directions include the development of national educational standards and subject syllabi, teaching staff training, and integration into the international developments. He also informed that they are developing about 10.000 occupation descriptors. According to S. Pipoyan, the descriptors will form a better idea about the VET system of Armenia and the demanded professions.